Meredith Wicklund, MD

Dr. Wicklund is Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida. She completed a B.S. in Microbiology, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She obtained her M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, where she graduated With Honors. Dr. Wicklund completed her internship at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and then residency in Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. During residency, she received the Neurology Resident Scholar Award. She was very active in Graduate Medical Education, serving as a resident liaison for the Mayo Clinic Graduate Medical Education Committee. Following residency, she pursued fellowship training in Behavioral Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN before joining faculty at University of Florida as an Assistant Professor of Neurology. She is board certified in Neurology and Behavioral Neurology. At the University of Florida, she has quickly been recognized for her clinical excellence and leadership. She has been an integral contributor to the development of a comprehensive multiple sclerosis clinic as well as a clinical research program in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Dr. Wicklund has made several presentations on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and been invited to speak at national and international meetings. She has been recognized as an outstanding educator with several awards for teaching medical students and residents.With the addition of the new NeuroMedicine Hospital in 2017, Dr. Wicklund is excited to bring her skills in a new role as Medical Director for Inpatient Neurology to continue the excellence as a destination referral and consulting service for inpatient neurological disorders.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wicklund’s clinical practice is devoted to providing the highest level of neurologic care to a wide variety of neurologic disorders. She has a special interest in autoimmune, paraneoplastic and degenerative neurologic disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders

Research interests

Dr. Wicklund’s research interests include exploring the cognitive aspects of multiple sclerosis and CNS demyelinating disorders, aphasias, and clinical trial development in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Wicklund enjoys providing top notch education to all levels of trainees including medical students and residents. She provides education on the inpatient General Neurology Wards, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, Dementia Clinic and Resident Continuity Clinic.

Awards and Recognitions

UF Neurology Resident Clinical Teacher of the Year
UF Neurology Resident Didactic Teacher of the Year
UF College of Medicine Outstanding Educator
UF Health Customer Service Award

Professional Society Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Neurological Association
Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
NeuroHospitalist Society
Health Advisory Committee, North Florida Chapter, National MS Society

Medical Education

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, 2008


University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, 2009


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2012


Behavioral Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2013


Loewenstein DA, Curiel RE, Greig MT, Bauer RM, Rosado M, Bowers D, Wicklund M, Crocco E, Pontecorvo M, Joshi AD, Rodriguez R, Barker WW, Hidalgo J, Duara R.A Novel Cognitive Stress Test for the Detection of Preclinical Alzheimer Disease: Discriminative Properties and Relation to Amyloid Load. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Oct;24(10):804-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2016.02.056. Epub 2016 Apr 4.

Loewenstein DA, Greig MT, Curiel R, Rodriguez R, Wicklund M, Barker WW, Hidalgo J, Rosado M, Duara R. Proactive Semantic Interference is Associated with Total and Regional Abnormal Amyloid Load in Non-Demented Community-Dwelling Elders: A Preliminary Study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Dec;23(12):1276-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.07.009. Epub 2015 Jul 26.

Wicklund MR, Duffy JR, Strand EA, Machulda MM, Whitwell JL, Josephs KA. Quantitative application of the primary progressive aphasia consensus criteria. Neurology. 2014 Apr 1;82(13):1119-26. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000261. Epub 2014 Mar 5.

Wicklund MR, Knopman DS. Brain MRI findings in Wernicke encephalopathy. Neurol Clin Pract. 2013 Aug;3(4):363-364.

Wicklund M, Petersen RC. Clin Geriatr Med. 2013 Nov;29(4):809-28. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2013.07.006. Review.

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